Interviewee

Cleto L. Rodríquez

Interviewer

Oscar J. Martínez and Sarah E. John

Project

Bicentennial

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Born April 26, 1923 in San Marcos, Texas; joined the Army at the age of 19; has worked with the VA, Operation SER (Service Employment REdevelopment); resident of San Antonio, Texas. Mexican American Congressional Medal of Honor recipient honored by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in El Paso.

Summary of Interview

Thoughts on the Bicentennial; his work with SER, biographical information; educational experiences; discrimination; experiences in the military; events that led to his receiving the Medal of Honor; World War II as a turning point for Mexican Americans.

Date of Interview

6-12-1976

Length of Interview

1 hour

Tape Number

No. 290.3

Length of Transcript

28 pages

Interview Number

No. 290.3

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

Comments

See also: Interview nos. 290.1, 290.2, 290.4

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